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The forest gardens are cultivated and harvested by students with the aid of teachers and are part of the curriculum as well as a source of fresh produce for the cafeterias.

Elevating the humble school garden

Miami-Dade’s “food forest” school gardens serve both education and dining needs with elaborate green spaces bristle with exotic vegetables like malanga, moringa and Lalu spinach.

There are school gardens and then there are school gardens. Those at 51 elementary school sites in the Miami-Dade Public Schools in Florida are not so much gardens as “food forests” teeming with native vegetable life ranging from standards like tomatoes and peppers to horticultural exotica like malanga, moringa and Lalu spinach.

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